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Buxton Homers Twice, Saints Crush Five, But Lose 16-9

Twins No. 12 prospect Rooker hits his 8th home run
June 11, 2021

ST. PAUL, MN (June 10, 2021) -- If Byron Buxton didn’t feel good about his at bats from Tuesday night he sure looked like he felt great on Thursday night at CHS Field. He crushed two home runs, drove in five, and the St. Paul Saints as a team hit

Prospects in the Twins’ 2020 player pool

Lewis, Kirilloff could realize MLB dream in shortened season
July 13, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Twins prospects up the ante in arms race

Three pitchers crack playoff roster, Lewis earns AFL MVP nod
November 18, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Top to bottom, the Twins organization is brimming with confidence. The big club won

Dalbec slams Team USA to win in opener

Four prospects homer in first game of Premier12 tournament
November 2, 2019

A power surge carried Team USA to victory on Saturday, with Bobby Dalbec delivering the biggest blow.The second-ranked Red Sox prospect belted a grand slam in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach as the Americans used four home runs to crush the Netherlands, 9-0, at Estadio

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 28

M's Fraley drives in five runs; Rays' Franco goes yard again
June 29, 2019

Mariners OF Jake Fraley, Triple-A Tacoma: 4-for-6, 1 3B, 2 2B, 5 RBI -- On a night that featured 29 runs and 34 hits in the Rainiers' 15-14, 10-inning win over Albuquerque, Seattle's No. 14 prospect stood out. Fraley led all players with a career-high five RBIs, nearly matching the

Giants' Bart stays sizzling in Arizona

Club's top prospect homers, raises OPS to 1.714 this spring
February 27, 2019

Toward the end of what a quiet afternoon game at Scottsdale Stadium, Joey Bart helped the action perk up very quickly in a nine-run eighth inning.The top Giants prospect began the frame with a double and later hit the middle shot of back-to-back-to-back homers to close out a 15-2 drubbing

Lewis, Kirilloff headline Twins All-Stars

Minnesota's top pair of prospects offer positive glimpse of future
November 21, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.A new age is on the horizon for the Twins.One year removed from a

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 14

Twins' Lewis stays hot in Florida; Jays' Tellez homers twice
August 15, 2018

Theme of the dayNYPL steals the spotlight: The New York-Penn League held the final All-Star Game of the 2018 season in State College. Before the exhibition even began, Pirates first-rounder Travis Swaggerty was told that he was being promoted from Class A Short Season West Virginia to ... Class A

Twins' Rooker rakes his way to weekly award

Chattanooga slugger records five extra-base hits and a .606 OBP
July 30, 2018

It took some time, but Brent Rooker seems to have passed the big test the Twins gave him at the beginning of the season. After an extremely hot week, he's even got a shiny new award to show for it. The Twins' No. 7 prospect went 13-for-26 (.500) with three

SL Weekly Award Winners: July 23-29

July 30, 2018

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are proud to announce that Chattanooga Lookouts hitter Brent Rooker has been named Player of the Week and Biloxi Shuckers starter Trey Supak has been named Pitcher of the Week. Both awards recognize these players' performances for games during the

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 24

Twins' Rooker pops off again; Padres' Allen shines at Double-A
July 25, 2018

Theme of the dayBig names doing big things at Triple-A: Triple-A was the place to be Tuesday. No. 72 overall prospectStephen Gonsalves tossed seven scoreless innings to stay hot on the mound for Rochester. No. 50 prospect Tyler O'Neill followed up his three-homer game over the weekend with two more

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 28

Lambert polishes Double-A resume; Rooker homers twice
June 29, 2018

Theme of the dayPowering up at the final level: Several of's top-100 prospects blasted Triple-A pitching on Thursday night. Nick Gordon (No. 68 overall) hit his first Triple-A home run for Rochester. Francisco Mejía (No. 16) collected multiple hits in his sixth straight game with Columbus. Kyle Tucker (No.

Lookouts' Rooker continues torrid stretch

Twins No. 8 prospect matches career high with four-hit game
June 7, 2018

Over the last week, Brent Rooker has been one of the most potent hitters in the Southern League. He stayed in the groove on Thursday night. The eighth-ranked Twins prospect matched a career high with four hits, including his fourth triple of the season, driving in one run and scoring another in

Rooker rakes, helps Lookouts turn three

Twins No. 8 prospect collects four hits, finishes off triple play
May 27, 2018

The Chattanooga Lookouts needed every bit of firepower on both sides of the ball on Saturday night. Brent Rooker was up to the challenge, providing energy at the plate and helping seal a win with a memorable play in the field.

Twins' Gonsalves, Curtiss ready to contribute

Hurlers have sights set on Minnesota after stellar 2017 campaigns
November 17, 2017

This offseason, is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.The Twins lost 103 games in 2016 and finished with

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 28

Staumont gets in control; Mejia, Rooker show off power
August 29, 2017

Royals RHP Josh Staumont, Double-A Northwest Arkansas: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 95 pitches, 57 strikes -- As with every Staumont outing, there's a temptation to check his walk total, and this one is very encouraging. After all, the Royals' No. 9 prospect has walked

Rooker Cranks 11th Home Run in 3-2 Loss to St. Lucie

August 28, 2017

ST. LUCIE, Fla. (August 28, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle (39-22) dropped the opening game of a three-game series to the St. Lucie Mets (27-37) 3-2. Brent Rooker homered in the loss, his 11th in the FSL and 18th professional bomb of the season.Rooker's two-run shot in the top of

Varsho's big week eclipses the competition

Hops catcher leads Players of the Week with eight extra-base hits
August 28, 2017

Ancient myths claim that solar eclipses can be bad omens. For catcher Daulton Varsho, last week's spectacle was anything but. The D-backs' No. 16 prospect won Northwest League Player of the Week after going 10-for-20 (.500) with three homers, one triple, four doubles, seven RBIs and seven runs scored over

Power Surge Boosts Miracle Over Charlotte in 14-2 Win

Miracle Plate Six in the First AND Fourth
August 25, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 25, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle (39-21) blasted a season-high four home runs in their 14-2 series-opening win against the Charlotte Stone Crabs (35-25), reducing their magic number to six. Jaylin Davis supplied a pair of home runs, Tanner English plated four with one grand swing,

Rooker's Ninth FSL Bomb Comes in Rubber Match Loss

August 24, 2017

CLEARWATER, Fla. (August 24, 2017) - Brent Rooker homered in the Fort Myers Miracle's (38-21) 8-5 rubber match loss to the Clearwater Threshers (27-33) on Thursday night. After an hour-long rain delay, the two sides went back-and-forth before the Threshers pulled out the win.Both sides scored early and often. Chris Paul

Wiel and Rooker Power Miracle to Tenth Straight Win

Beeker Wins FSL Debut
August 19, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (August 19, 2017) - Zander Wiel and Brent Rooker each homered as the Fort Myers Miracle (37-18) captured their season-high tenth straight win with an 8-3 victory over the Tampa Yankees (36-17) on Saturday night.Wiel's blast came with two outs in the first inning off RHP Taylor Widener (L,

Rooker's Foul Pole Shot Caps Season's Biggest Comeback

Ninth Straight Win Snaps Yankees' Streak
August 18, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (August 18, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle (36-18) used Brent Rooker's go-ahead home run in the seventh inning to cap their largest comeback win of the season, a 7-6 win over the Tampa Yankees (36-16). The Miracle came back from a 6-0 deficit to claim their ninth straight

JetHawks' Hampson leads week's top hitters

No. 8 Rockies prospect goes 11-for-25 (.440) with five stolen bases
August 14, 2017

Garrett Hampson has done two things extraordinarily well since the Rockies took him in the third round out of Long Beach State in 2016 -- hit and run. His skills at the plate and on the basepaths have earned him his latest honor in the pros. The No. 8 Rockies

Rooker Named FSL Player of the Week for August 7-13

Three 3-Run Home Runs Highlight Breakout Week
August 14, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 14, 2017) - The Florida State League has named Fort Myers Miracle, Advanced-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, Brent Rooker the FSL Player of the Week for the week of August 7-13.Rooker clobbered three home runs (all three-run shots) with 13 RBIs over the course of the

Offense Explodes to Sweep Blue Jays with 11-7 Win

English, 4 Hits; Wiel, HR Shy of Cycle
August 13, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 13, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle (32-18) swept the Dunedin Blue Jays (28-22) with an 11-7 win on Sunday evening to claim their fifth straight win. Tanner English provided four hits, and Zander Wiel fell a home run shy of the cycle in the win.Fort Myers